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by carbidetooth
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Pocketing, why the up-down?

OK John, here's a Google Drive link to stripped down file with another component that does the same with unexpected Z movement. I saved this as a CRV file which I've never done since getting Aspire. My thought is it might make it more accessible as there are no 3D elements. https://drive.google.com/...
by carbidetooth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Pocketing, why the up-down?

Yes, but it might take me a bit to get back to this project...many on my list today.

I thought there might be a pat answer. I cut rabbets like this on a product I sell and it behaves the same. Gets the job done, but with what seems like extraneous motion.

I'll be back...
by carbidetooth
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pocketing, why the up-down?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Pocketing, why the up-down?

I'm pocketing out what will become rabbets and dados all at same depth. .75 material,.375 depth with .375 upcut EM. Blue lines represent pocket and red the actual perimeter of part post cutout, a outside profile cut at full depth, less onion skin. Given the nature of the task, I would have thought t...
by carbidetooth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep

Thanks for confirming Leo. If using a twist bit, would it still be prudent to peck drill?
by carbidetooth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep
Replies: 5
Views: 338

3/32" Pilot Holes 3/4" Deep

I've been successfully peck drilling 1/8" holes .75 deep in 3/4" MDF using this 1/8" end mill: https://www.toolstoday.com/v-14248-51766.html Now I need to do same with 3/32". I haven't found a similar end mill that will go this deep. Can I just chuck up a twist drill in in 3/32" collet and turn spin...
by carbidetooth
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Celoisa panels
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Celoisa panels

Really handsome work. Google tells me Celoisa a flowering plant...didn't know that.

I imagine these will be indirectly lit from interior? Would love to see "after" shots, if possible.
by carbidetooth
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve Pro Travel speeds/Rpms trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1322

Re: Vcarve Pro Travel speeds/Rpms trouble

Kevin, it seems we have almost identical machines with exception of the spindle, I opted for the larger one. I can't speak to the Moziak software as I haven't used it, but the only cutter I've broken using Vectric software was result of me forgetting to turn breaker on and it drove my non-spinning 3...
by carbidetooth
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Using Marine Grade Plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Using Marine Grade Plywood

I can guess at the results, but it's unclear what material you're actually going to use. Marine plywood is typically a better grade of fir plywood with exterior glue. Thought by many to be waterproof, but not really true. It should cut fine but edges will have a little tear out and checking as is ty...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

John, I have the concept in mind, but would still appreciate a brief on how you created what you posted. I knew this would be a two-sided job going in, and assumed starting that way in 3D would be the way to go. Now it seems like backside, which has more machining than shown, would be better done in...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

highpockets wrote:Is this what you're trying to manufacture?
Yes John, it is, or something really close to it! You may have saved me from more sulking about my recent purchase! Do tell how you accomplished please.
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

If it is supposed to be an actual flange then it is an undercut and that is not possible to model in Aspire. Wow, If that's true I'm bummed...$1300 worth of bummed. Is the focus of Aspire primarily surface relief type carving? Is this a purposeful limitation related to what a 3 axis router could cu...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

Is the mounting flange a rabbit around the top edge? If so just select the two outer vectors and pocket to the depth needed, it doesn't have to be a 3d toolpath. Actually it is a flange that would fit into a rabbet on the cabinet. Perhaps this will clarify. Imagine the highlighted (flange) portion ...
by carbidetooth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: I'm stumped on first 3D model

Here's a link to file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gkxQsYU_VHorZ4wLKbUq6pUcpVnQcsVi And here's a view of what it should look like, although from bottom. To be honest, I don't know how I was able to do this before, this was an early iteration I shared with designer and it's in the wind now. Pre...
by carbidetooth
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: I'm stumped on first 3D model
Replies: 13
Views: 918

I'm stumped on first 3D model

This is a waveguide for a stereo speaker. Two rail sweep works like magic for waveguide itself, but I'm stymied trying to create the 1/4" mounting flange. Seems like I could do a two rail sweep at 1/4" high off base and then raise base to 1" height, thus putting flange where it needs to be at top of...
by carbidetooth
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Gifts

On these I started with raw wood, flat and sanded to 120 grit. Carved text .002 high, then finishing pass to final depth. 45° cutter. All else cut as normal. Two coats bomb can shellac over entire plaque. Sanded and shot mahogany "Think" a second time because of open grain. I wanted to fill it some ...